For the company Paris Ail, the garlic harvest took place some time ago already. “We had high temperatures and dry weather during the first half of June, which are ideal conditions to harvest garlic. We then decided not to wait and we put all our manpower in the fields to harvest the garlic. This helped us save most of our production because it started raining again. Rain has a terrible impact on garlic quality. Not all operators of the sector were so lucky,” explains Geoffrey Aumont of Paris Ail.
Braided purple garlic - 1kg x 6 - Made in France
Pink garlic - 1 kg x 7 - Made in France
Pink Lautrec garlic - Red Label - 70-90mm - 5kg - Red Label
A promising market with a lack of volume
According to Geoffrey, the demand on the garlic market is quite good. “I think that there is not much garlic of good quality on the market at the moment and prices are going to increase like for the shallots. In January and February, we were selling shallots at 0.50/0.60 €/kg [0.60/0.70 USD/kg]. In May/June, at the end of the season, prices even went up to 5 €/kg [5.9 USD/kg]. I am not saying that garlic prices will be 10 times higher this year, but I believe that prices will be high due to the bad weather that has impacted the garlic volumes harvested in France. We managed to protect ourselves, but there will still be some bad products.”
Purple Cadours garlic - 70-90mm - 6 kg - Made in France
Fresh garlic - 10 kg - Made in France
Pink garlic - 70-90 mm - 7kg basket - Made in France
About Paris Ail
Located on the wholesale market of Rungis, Paris Ail is a traditional company specialized in the distribution of condiments (garlic, onion, shallots), potatoes and ancient vegetables. The company has two production units. One is located in Beaumont-de-Lomagne (southwest) with more than 100 hectares of white and purple garlic, therefore making Paris Ail the first garlic producer in France, offering garlic all year round. The other production site is in Brittany, with 35 hectares of traditional shallots, 28 hectares of PDO pink Roscoff onion and their own production of ancient vegetables.
“As producers, we have control over the quality of our products from A to Z and we can have irreproachable traceability from the field to the supermarket shelves. We are also able to offer to our clients a very wide range of products, adapted to each of their needs.”
For more information:
26 Avenue de Lorraine
94512 Rungis Cedex, France
Phone: +33 156 702 702